‘Wow’ your guests with these unique Appetizer & Dessert recipes – served in phyllo shells

CLEVELAND, Oh -- These recipes look gourmet, but actually are so simple you will be the only one who knows how little time you spent in the kitchen.

Michelle Luciano teaches recipe classes for Vitamix and she showed Fox 8's Stefani Schaefer how 'Phyllo Shells' can transform an appetizer and dessert recipe to a whole new level.

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Artichoke Dip in Phyllo Shells

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (120 g) low fat mayonnaise
  • ½ cup (120 g) low fat sour cream
  • 1 slice lemon, peeled, seeded
  • 10 ounces (285 g) frozen spinach
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • ¼ cup (25 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup (70 g) artichoke hearts, drained, diced
  • box of Athens Phyllo Shells

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. Place all ingredients, except artichoke hearts, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  5. Blend for 15 seconds. Remove the lid and scrape down sides.
  6. Add artichokes and secure lid.
  7. Blend for an additional 5-10 seconds.
  8. Pour into an oven-safe dish and bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
  9. Prepare Athens Phyllo Shells according to package instructions
  10. Fill Phyllo Shells with artichoke dip and serve.

Chocolate Mousse Phyllo Shells

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480 ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) chocolate sauce
  • box of Athens Phyllo Shells chocolate flavor

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 15-20 seconds. The sound of the motor will change tone as the mousse is set.
  5. Prepare Athens Phyllo Shells chocolate flavor according to package directions. Let cool
  6. Fill with chocolate mousse. Enjoy!